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Dr John Fass

Research areas: HCI, interaction design, data analysis and manifestation, computational thinking

Visiting Lecturer and researcher in the RCA’s School of Communication, specialising in information and experience design, HCI and research theory and methods. He holds a PhD in Information Experience Design, an MRes in Information Environments, and a BA in Photography, Film, Video and Animation.

“My research is framed by the question: What is digital native storytelling in the context of the news and digital public space? As screen technology leads us towards ever more personalised and individual head-down interactions, the circumstances of narrative production are in the process of becoming low resolution experiences. When personal storytelling, mediated by the proliferation of digital curatorial tools, is disconnected from the wider social sphere, it runs the risk of being oblivious to larger local, national or global narratives – important means of social cohesion identity building, and meaning making. Informed by theories of embodiment, constructionism, and computational thinking, my research explores the ideas of digital narrative production, data journalism, and experience resolution through a series of real world case studies.”

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Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces. Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. between 1999 and 2005 he worked for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in music and technology. In 2005 he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art. Suzuki’s work raises questions of the relation between sound and people and how music and sound affect people’s mind. Suzuki’s sound art pieces and installations have been shown in exhibitions all around the world.

In 2013, Suzuki was appointed as platform tutor at Design Products department in Royal College of Art 
and member of New Radiophonic Workshop. Following 2014, Museum of Modern Art New York acquired his work OTOTO the DIY musical instrument, comprising of a built-in a synthesizer and sampler and Colour Chasers to their permanent collection.

Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker runs the RCA’s Information Experience Design programme. He is a researcher, designer, writer and artist working at the boundaries of the digital and physical –specifically in curation and computation in physical spaces, grounded in cognitive and cultural theory. Author of Hackers & Slackers (2012), co-editor of Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience (2008), his background is in journalism, art and design, interactive media and social science.